Likes of Every Marriage Candidate in Stardew Valley

Diana

Having the best romantic and platonic relationships in Stardew Valley Characters is what most players want. And for you to establish a good bond with them, giving them gifts would do the trick. But if you don’t know what they like, here’s a guide to help you.

List of marriage candidates in Stardew Valley.
Meet these stunning marriage candidates in Stardew Valley!

For starters, it’s a part of your task to meet every villager in Stardew Valley. Most of them are friendly, while others can be a little grumpy. In befriending these NPCs, you have to give them gifts and favors to increase your Friendship Hearts with them. 

If you’re interested in marrying a villager but unaware of what you can give them. Don’t worry. This guide will help you learn about every marriage candidate’s food and item preferences.

Benefits of Befriending Stardew Valley NPCs

You’ll get these benefits if you find make friends with a single and available marriage:

  • Get random gifts.
  • Acquire food recipes.
  • Have interactive conversations showing some of their backstories.
  • Find a suitable marriage candidate.

Universal Likes of NPCs

Whether the NPC is a marriage candidate or not, they all have shared preferences in receiving gifts, including Life Elixirs and Maple Syrups. They also take a liking for goods from:

  •  Artisan Goods
  • Flowers
  • Vegetables
  • Cooked Foods
  • Gems
  • Foraged Minerals
  • Fruits from Fruit Trees

However, there are still some items that are either overly appreciated or hated. Here’s the list of things that are Universally Disliked (U.D), Loved (U.L), Hated (U.H), Neutral (U.N) from the said categories:

Universally Liked (Most)Exemption
Artisan GoodsU.D: Oil
U.H: Void Mayonnaise
FlowersU.H: Poppy
VegetablesU.N: Hops, Tea Leaves, and Wheat
U.D: Unmilled Rice
Fruit Tree FruitsBanana and Mango (depends on the villager)
GemsU.L: Prismatic Shards
Foraged MineralsQuartz (depends on the villager)
Cooked FoodsU.N: Fried Egg and Bread
U.H: Strange Bun and Seafoam Pudding

Bachelors

It’s not difficult to know these bachelors. Just gift them whatever it is that they like then you’ll establish a fine relationship with them!

Alex

A random conversation with Alex.
Alex- the sporty guy.

Alex lives with his grandparents in Pelican Town. He may seem cocky, but a lonesome story from his past lies behind his facade. 

To hear his story, you should first establish a good relationship with him. You can be friends by giving him some eggs, except for void eggs or anything from the universally liked items.

He also enjoys movies like:

  • Journey Of The Prairie King: The Motion Picture.
  • Mysterium.
  • The Brave Little Sapling.
  • The Miracle At Coldstar Ranch.
  •  The Zuzu City Express.

If you want to purchase a snack for him, you can get him:

Concessions
Black Licorice
Cotton Candy
Jawbreaker
Joja Cola
Joja Corn
Rock Candy
Sour Slimes

Elliott

A random conversation with Elliott in Stardew Valley.
Elliott- need someone to write a good story?

You’ll find Elliott in his cabin by the beach. He’s a writer who aspires to create a great novel. To learn more about him, you can give him anything from the Universal Likes except for Amaranth and Pizza

He’ll also appreciate it if he receives some fruits, but don’t give him a Salmonberry and Pomegranate. And remember, he has a soft spot for these movies:

  • Natural Wonders: Exploring Our Vibrant World,
  • The Brave Little Sapling
  • The Miracle At Coldstar Ranch
  • The Zuzu City Express
  • Wumbus

A film without any food is plain boring. That’s why Elliott likes these concessions from the theater:

Concessions
Apple Slices
Jasmine Tea
Chocolate Popcorn
Hummus Snack Pack
Ice Cream Sandwich
Kale Smoothie
Panzanella Salad
Salmon Burger
Star Cookie

Harvey

Harvey- health-conscious but very caring!

If you’ve visited the Medical Clinic in Stardew Valley, you’ll find Harvey, the guy with glasses and a mustache. He may seem a little old, but he has a kind and caring personality. 

To deepen your bond with him, you can give him anything from the universal likes, and fruits, except:

Dislikes from the Universally Liked Items
Cheese 
Goat Cheese
Blueberry Tart
Chocolate Cake
Cookie
Cranberry Sauce
Fried Mushrooms
Glazed Yams
Ice Cream
Pancakes
Pink Cake
Rhubarb Pie
Pizza
Rice Pudding

He has plenty of disapproval from the highly appreciated things, don’t you think? But interestingly, he takes an interest in other foods and flowers like:

Other Likes
Chanterelle
Common Mushroom
Daffodil
Dandelion
Duck Egg
Duck Feather
Ginger
Goat Milk
Hazelnut
Holly
Large Goat Milk
Leek
Magma Cap
Morel
Purple Mushroom
Quartz
Snow Yam
Spring Onion
Wild Horseradish
Winter Root

When it comes to movies, he’s interested in:

  • Natural Wonders: Exploring Our Vibrant World
  • The Brave Little Sapling
  • Wumbus

While having a good time watching these films, he’ll pair them with these items from the theater:

Concessions
Cappuccino Mousse Cake
Hummus Snack Pack
Kale Smoothie
Panzanella Salad
Salmon Burger
Sour Slimes
Truffle Popcorn

Sam

A random conversation with Sam in Stardew Valley.
Rock ‘n Roll with Sam’s and his band’s music!

Sam is most likely the friendliest bachelor in town. He’s a talented guy with big dreams. If your ideal candidate is a bright and outgoing character, he’s your guy. 

To know him better, you can offer him anything from Universal Likes except for Duck Mayonnaise, Mayonnaise, Pickles, and Vegetables.  He will also be pleased to receive any egg, excluding the Void Egg. And don’t forget to give him a Joja Cola, he likes it too.

If you wish to watch a movie with him, you can try these since he fancies them:

  • It Howls in the Rain
  • Journey of the Prairie King: The Motion
  • Mysterium
  • Natural Wonders: Exploring Our Vibrant World
  • The Brave Little Sapling

You can increase your points with him if you get him anything from the theater’s menu except:

Concessioners
Apple Slices
Black Licorice
Cappuccino Mousse Cake
Hummus Snack Pack
Jasmine Tea
Kale Smoothie
Panzanella Salad
Truffle Popcorn

Sebastian

A random conversation with Sebastian in Stardew Valley.
Sebastian- a rebel can be interesting too.

Are you looking for a rebellious baddie? Sebastian is whom you’re looking for! He’s quite rude in your first meet-up, but for him to warm up to you, you can give him items from the universal likes except: 

  • Flowers
  • Omelet
  • Complete Breakfast
  • Farmer’s Lunch
  • Artisan Goods aside from Green Tea, Oil, and Coffee.

He would also appreciate receiving a Flounder or Quartz. While inviting him to watch a film wouldn’t be difficult if you pick:

  • Journey Of The Prairie King: The Motion Picture
  • Natural Wonders: Exploring Our Vibrant World
  •  Wumbus


When it comes to goodies, you can give him anything but except:

Concessions
Black Licorice
Cappuccino Mousse Cake
Joja Cola
JojaCorn
Kale Smoothie
Panzanella Salad

Shane

A random conversation with Shane in Stardew Valley.
Shane- somewhat problematic but he’ll figure it out.

He’s a dude suffering from depression and alcohol dependence. But surprisingly, despite his rude and dejected personality, it’s easy to befriend him! Don’t worry; he won’t stay impolite with you once you strengthen your relationship with him.

It’s not difficult to find a gift that he’ll like. You can choose anything from the following:

  • Universal Likes except for Pickles.
  • All Eggs aside from the Void Egg.
  • All Fruits, excluding Hot Peppers.

When it comes to movies, his taste is quite similar to Sebastian’s but instead of Wumbus, he prefers Mysterium. If you plan on getting him something to eat, don’t purchase these items:

Concessions
Apple Slices
Black Licorice
Cappuccino Mousse Cake
Kale Smoothie
Panzanella Salad
Truffle Popcorn

Other than these snacks, you can get him anything from the theater’s menu!

Bachelorettes

Abigail

A random conversation with Abigail in Stardew Valley.
Abigail- a little different but cool.

Abigail is Pierre and Caroline’s daughter who has a unique sense of fashion. It’s easy to be friends with her since she likes almost everything from the Universal Likes except vegetables. She also appreciates minerals such as Quartz!

Interestingly, Abigail and Sebastian have a common taste in movies. Though she also likes the Brave Little Sapling. She’s not picky in getting snacks from the theater, but avoid giving her these foods:

Concessions
Black Licorice
Hummus Snack Pack
Joja Cola
JojaCorn
Kale Smoothie
Panzanella Salad
Jasmine Tea

Emily

A random conversation with Emily and what she likes in Stardew Valley.
Emily- a mix of creativity and perseverance!

Emily is Haley’s sister who’s working at The Stardrop Saloon. Despite having her job, she has an undying passion for tailoring. She’s a simple yet pleasing villager. If you want to enhance your relationship with her, you can give her anything from the Universal Likes except:

Dislikes from the Universally Liked Items
Fish Taco
Fried Eel
Ice Cream
Maki Roll
Rice Pudding
Salmon Dinner
Spicy Eel
Sashimi

You can also offer her a Quartz or Daffodil if you have some in your inventory. 

Moreover, Emily has an almost matching taste to Elliott regarding films. But instead of liking The Miracle Cold Star Ranch, she prefers Journey of Prairie King: The Motion Pictures. In terms of snacks, she likes everything except:

Concessions
Black Licorice
Fries
Joja Cola
JojaCorn
Nachos
Personal Pizza
Popcorn
Salted Peanuts

Haley

Haley- the one with the Prom Queen vibe!

Haley is simply the queen-bee type who’s a little conceited and self-centered. But perhaps, she’s not just the typical popular girl.

If you want to know her better, giving her anything from the universally liked items (except vegetables) would do the trick. She will also be pleased if she got a Daffodil.


Finding a movie that she’ll like isn’t difficult since she appreciates a lot of them, including:

  • It Howls In The Rain
  • Mysterium
  • Natural Wonders: Exploring Our Vibrant World
  • The Brave Little Sapling
  • The Miracle At Coldstar Ranch
  • The Zuzu City Express

Her ideal concessioners are almost identical to Emily’s;  just add the Truffle Popcorn,

Leah

A random conversation with Leah in Stardew Valley.
Leah- the perfect foraging buddy.

Leah is a talented artist with low self-esteem. Aside from her art skills, she also likes foraging. Just like everyone else, you can give her anything from the Universal Likes, excluding:

Dislikes
Gems except for Diamond and Prismatic Shards
Foraged Minerals except for Earth Crystals
Carp Surprise
Cookie
Hashbrown
Ice Cream
Pancakes
Pink Cake
Pizza
Rice Pudding
Survival Burger
Tortilla

Keeping these dislikes aside, you can give her other things such as:

  • All Eggs except Void Egg
  • All Fruit
  • All Milk

Here are some goods that she prefers that aren’t in the commonly liked items.

Other Likes
Chanterelle
Common Mushroom
Daffodil
Dandelion
Driftwood
Ginger
Hazelnut
Holly
Leek
Magma Cap
Morel
Purple Mushroom
Snow Yam
Spring Onion
Wild Horse Radish
Winter Root

Surprisingly, Leah’s taste in movies is entirely identical to Elliott’s. While picking light meals, she and Emily are also alike.

Maru

A random conversation with Maru in Stardew Valley.
Maru- you’ll learn a lot from her.

Maru is Demetrius and Robin’s daughter and Sebastian’s half-sister. She’s a total techy who likes tinkling over random things. In improving your bond of friendship with her, you can give her anything from the universal likes except Honey, Maple Syrup, and Pickles.

She would also be pleased once she receives:

  • Copper Bar
  • Iron Bar
  • Pine Tar
  • Oak Resin
  • Quartz
  • Radioactive Ore


Moreover, her movie preferences almost match Haley’s. Just add the Journey Of The Prairie King: The Motion Picture to the list. She’s not picky with concessioners, but don’t give her Black Licorice, Joja Cola, and JojaCorn.

Penny

A random conversation with Penny in Stardew Valley.
Penny- sweet and kind, what else?

Penny lives in a small trailer by the river. She has some interest in cooking and likes reading books from the library.  What do you think is her story with her timid shell? To know her better, you can give her things from the universal likes except:

  • Algae Soup
  • Beer
  • Pale Ale
  • Pale Broth
  • Pina Colada
  • Wine

She’d appreciate it as well if she gets a Dandelion and Leek.

Moreover, you have tons of choices if you want to invite her to a movie. She likes:

  • Journey Of The Prairie King: The Motion Picture
  • Natural Wonders: Exploring Our Vibrant World
  • The Miracle At Coldstar Ranch
  • The Zuzu City Express
  • Wumbus

While she also has similar dislikes to Maru for theater snacks, just add the sour slime.

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Diana
Video Games aren't exactly my thing, but upon discovering Stardew Valley, I learned to enjoy it. It's a really simple yet exciting game that everyone should try to kill time.

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